A gripping feat of reportage that exposes the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan-an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel-offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East.
Uri Bar-Joseph is a professor of political science at the University of Haifa. He is the author of several books about intelligence, Israel's national security strategy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Neil Shah is an Audie Award-nominated narrator and AudioFile Earphones Award winner who has recorded over one hundred audiobooks. A classically trained actor with an MFA from the Old Globe/University of San Diego program, Neil has appeared off-Broadway and on regional stages, as well as in film and television.
Table of Contents
Cast of Characters vii
Prologue: The Funeral and the Mystery 1
Chapter 1 Cairo, 1944-1970: Beginnings 7
Chapter 2 London, 1970: Contact 33
Chapter 3 April 1971: Enter Military Intelligence 55
Chapter 4 May 1971: Liftoff 76
Chapter 5 The Dream of Every Spy Agency on Earth 100
Chapter 6 Sadat's Emissary for Special Affairs 133
Chapter 7 Egypt Girds for War 152
Chapter 8 Final Preparations and an Intermezzo in Rome 176
Chapter 9 Signing at Sundown on Saturday 194
Chapter 10 Dovecote: Warning and War 219
Chapter 11 The Rise and Fall of Ashraf Marwan 237
Chapter 12 An Angel in the City, a Son-In-Law Exposed 269
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